Information about Blackburn with Darwen

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Blackburn with Darwen Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Blackburn with Darwen is 154,741 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Blackburn with Darwen is 78,043, and the female population is 76,696. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 87,997, followed by Pakistani, with a total of 27,525. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (58,793), followed by Muslim (54,146), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (24,187), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (19,982). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Blackburn with Darwen area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (37,584), while 21,250 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 35,230 adults have Does not apply education, while 16,574 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Blackburn with Darwen area are

  • Professional occupations (10409)
  • Elementary occupations (7417), and
  • Caring, leisure and other service occupations (7201)


The average age of people living in Blackburn with Darwen is 38 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (32947), Between 35 to 44 (20816), and Between 25 to 34 (20706). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Blackburn with Darwen has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (19,058) followed by Routine occupations (17,933), and Never worked and long-term unemployed (17,203). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Postcodes in Blackburn with Darwen

The postcode district BB, BL are associated with the Blackburn with Darwen, and there are total 4 postcode areas (listed below). The Blackburn with Darwen has a total of 4029 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Blackburn with Darwen
AreaBlackburn with Darwen

Audley & Queen's Park

Bastwell & Daisyfield

Billinge & Beardwood

Blackburn Central

Blackburn South & Lower Darwen

Blackburn South East

Darwen East

Darwen South

Darwen West


Little Harwood & Whitebirk

Livesey with Pleasington

Mill Hill & Moorgate

Roe Lee

Shear Brow & Corporation Park

Wensley Fold

West Pennine

UTLA22Blackburn with Darwen
RegionNorth West